BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    [County Seal, Baltimore County, Maryland] Origin: The legal origin of Baltimore County is not known, but it was in existence by January 12, 1659/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the county. The County name was derived from the name of the Proprietary's Barony in Ireland in the county of Longford.

    Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Harford County & Chesapeake Bay; south by Patapsco River & Baltimore City; west by Carroll & Howard counties.


    [photo, Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland] County Code & Charter
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    County Seat:
    Towson, MD 21204
    Form of Government: Charter since 1956
    Population: 1990 census: 692,134; 2000 census: 754,292; 2010 census: 805,029

    Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland, May 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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    websites:
    Aging Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/index.html
    Animal Services: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/animalservices/index.html
    Budget & Finance Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/budfin/index.html
    Circuit Court: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/circuit/index.html
    Communications Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/executive/communications/index.html
    Community College: www.ccbcmd.edu/
    Corrections Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/corrections/index.html
    County Auditor's Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/auditor/index.html
    County Council: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/countycouncil/
    County Executive: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/executive/index.html
    County Government: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/
    County Government Directory: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Contact_Us/telephone/helpful_numbers.html
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#BALTIMORECOUNTY
    Economic & Workforce Development Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/economicdev/baltimorecountybusiness/index.html
    Elections Board: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/elections/index.html
    Environmental Protection & Sustainability Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/environment/index.html
    Ethics Commission: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/ethics/index.html
    Fire Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/fire/index.html
    Health Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/index.html
    Homeland Security & Emergency Management Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/emergency_prep/index.html
    Housing Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/housing/index.html
    Human Resources Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/humanresources/index.html
    Information Technology Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/infotech/index.html
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/baco/
    Landmarks Preservation Commission: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/planning/historic_preservation/landmarks_preservation_commission/index.html
    Law Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/law/index.html
    Libraries: www.bcplonline.org/
    Neighborhood Improvement Division: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/planning/fairhousing/index.html
    Orphans' Court: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/orphanscourt/index.html
    People's Counsel: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Contact/peoplescounsel
    Permits, Approvals & Inspections Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/permits/index.html
    Planning Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/planning/index.html
    Police Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/index.html
    Public Schools: www.bcps.org/
    Public Works Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/index.html
    Purchasing Division: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/budfin/purchasing/index.html
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/index.html
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/baltimore.html
    Sheriff's Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/sheriff/index.html
    Social Services Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/socialservices/index.html
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    State's Attorney: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/statesattorney/index.html
    Tourism & Promotion Office: www.enjoybaltimorecounty.com/

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